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A novel data placement scheme on optical discs for near-VOD servers

  • Shiao-Li Tsao
  • Yueh-Min Huang
  • Chia-Chin Lin
  • Shiang-Chun Liou
  • Chien-Wen Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1309)

Abstract

Recent advances on computing and communication technologies have made it possible to provide digital video services through network. One of the economic and practical applications is near video-on-demand systems. In this paper, a novel data placement scheme on optical discs is proposed for providing near video-on-demand services. By applying the scheme, the seek time of an optical disc drive is almost eliminated, and the bandwidth utilization can be optimized. Then, the maximal number of supported streams from an optical disc drive with the minimal buffer requirement can be easily achieved. The scheme can be applied not only to CDROMs storing MPEG-1, but also to Digital Versatile Disks (DVDs) storing MPEG-2 in the near future.

Keywords

Optical Disc Bandwidth Utilization Data Placement Buffer Requirement Optical Disc Drive 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiao-Li Tsao
    • 1
  • Yueh-Min Huang
    • 1
  • Chia-Chin Lin
    • 1
  • Shiang-Chun Liou
    • 1
  • Chien-Wen Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceNational Cheng-Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Institute for Information IndustryTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.

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